Janis Joplin Stamp To Debut At Outside Lands Festival In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The United States Postal Service announced a Janis Joplin Forever stamp will go on sale for the first time at Outside Lands this weekend to celebrate the singer’s historic connection to San Francisco.

Decked out in a psychedelic font and vibrant colors, the stamp features Joplin “in a shot familiar from the cover of her “In Concert” album, released in 1972, two years after her death, and showing her in bright spirits, wearing rounded, lightly tinted sunglasses, with a feather boa over her hair,” the New York Times reports.

Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Company perform at the New Year's Wail in Golden Gate Park on January 1, 1967 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Malcolm Lubliner/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Company perform at the New Year’s Wail in Golden Gate Park on January 1, 1967 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Malcolm Lubliner/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The stamps will be on sale at in the Hellman Hollow Meadow in Golden Gate Park during the festival.

Joplin lived in the Haight Ashbury during San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1960s, along with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, whom she frequently performed with.

The stamp is the fifth in its Music Icon series of commemorative stamps which also include Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix.

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